This day in WND history: 270 people see U.S. plane shot out of sky

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June 22, 2006: Just before the 10th anniversary of the destruction of TWA Flight 800, investigative reporter Jack Cashill wrote an astounding column documenting the people who witnessed a missile soar into the sky to bring down the airliner, despite the official explanation of a fuel-tank mishap from the U.S. government.

Cashill wrote: Dwight Brumley put down the book he was reading and glanced out the window of US Air 217. He noticed “what appeared to be some kind of a flare,” but he realized quickly that this bright, burning object ascending off the ocean was no flare. “It was definitely moving pretty much parallel to the US Air flight, and it was moving at least as fast, perhaps even faster.” …

By the FBI’s own count, 270 eyewitnesses saw a flaming object ascend towards TWA Flight 800. Scores of those tracked it from the horizon all the way to the doomed airplane. The New York Times would not interview one of them.

To rationalize what the witnesses saw, the FBI and the CIA conspired to create an alternate scenario, the notorious 3,300-foot zoom-climb of the crippled 747.

Cashill’s book, “First Strike,” documents the TWA 800 disaster, and its connections to terrorism.

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This day in WND history: 270 people see U.S. plane shot out of sky
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